Mercedes-Benz W123 Review from Sri Lanka

1980 Mercedes-Benz W123 200D

Year of manufacture1980
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 200D Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired158101 miles
Most recent distance159010 miles
Previous carNissan Serena


It is amazing that a car of this age gives me much comfort and performance


Only 3 months of usage.

Water fan leaked. Replace cost was US$32.50.

Radiator leaked. Got it rectified from a third party repairing company.

General Comments:

Comfort is the main thing I wanted to point out. Previously I have used Peugeot 305, Peugeot 405 and Nissan Serena respectively. W123 gave best comfort among those.

Reliability is also high.

Good looking should also be mentioned, I believe.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd September, 2004

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review